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AMD Duron 750MHz Press Release
Date: Tuesday September 05, 2000
Category: Press Release
Manufacturer Link: AMD Discus -- BBS
AMD PUMPS UP THE VOLUME -- INTRODUCES 750MHz AMD DURON(tm) PROCESSOR
 

AMD PUMPS UP THE VOLUME -- INTRODUCES 750MHz AMD DURON(tm) PROCESSOR

-More than 20 computer manufacturers worldwide, including Fujitsu Siemens Computers, offering systems for sale today-

SUNNYVALE, CA - SEPTEMBER 05, 2000 - AMD today introduced the 750MHz AMD Duron(tm) processor, once again setting the standard for business and home users in the value PC space. Optimized for the value-conscious user, the 750MHz AMD Duron processor reinforces AMD's leadership position in delivering better computing solutions to the value PC space, characterized by systems that typically sell for less than $1,000.

"We supply the highest performing PC processors in volume, offering a broad and powerful portfolio of computing solutions for both the performance and value segments. At any system price point, business and home users will get a better PC with an AMD processor-based system," said Rob Herb, executive vice president at AMD. "Quality. Reliability. Consistency. That is what AMD represents."

More than 100 computer manufacturers worldwide currently offer AMD Duron processor-based systems. Leading manufacturers, including Compaq and IBM, plan to offer PCs featuring the 750MHz AMD Duron processor during the coming weeks. More than 20 computer manufacturers worldwide, including Fujitsu Siemens Computers, are offering 750MHz AMD Duron processor-based systems for sale today.

"The AMD Duron processor is changing the face of the value PC segment much in the same way as the AMD Athlon(tm) processor redefined the performance segment, " said David Somo, vice president of marketing for the Computation Products Group at AMD. "Undoubtedly, the AMD Duron processor offers a superior computing solution for the value PC space." Designed to help prolong the life of a buyer's investment, the 750MHz AMD Duron processor provides the capability and flexibility to meet the computing needs of value conscious users today and tomorrow. AMD Duron processor-based systems are ideal for applications typically employed by such users, including surfing the Internet, business and personal productivity suites, as well as entertainment and edutainment products.

"With its remarkable performance, features, and affordability, the 750MHz AMD Duron(tm) processor makes the Fujitsu Siemens Computers Xpert line of PCs an outstanding offer for our value conscious customers," said Ingo Unger, business manager of the Consumer Division at Fujitsu Siemens Computers, Germany.

About the AMD Duron(tm) Processor
The AMD Duron processor is a derivative of the award-winning AMD Athlon processor and is designed to provide an optimized solution for value conscious business and home users. Employing an innovative design, the AMD Duron processor features a sophisticated cache architecture with 192KB of total on-chip cache; a high-speed 200MHz front-side bus, and a superscalar floating point unit with enhanced 3DNow!(tm) technology. The AMD Duron processor offers value conscious buyers access to technology and performance that stands out among other processors in its class. It reflects AMD's 30 years of design and manufacturing expertise and sales of more than 125 million processors. AMD Duron processors are manufactured on AMD's 0.18 micron process technology in Fab 25, Austin, Texas.

Pricing
The 750MHz AMD Duron processor is priced at $181 each in 1,000-unit quantities.

About AMD
AMD is a global supplier of integrated circuits for the personal and networked computer and communications markets with manufacturing facilities in the United States, Europe, Japan and Asia. AMD produces microprocessors, flash memory devices, and support circuitry for communications and networking applications. Founded in 1969 and based in Sunnyvale, California, AMD had revenues of $2.9 billion in 1999. (NYSE: AMD).

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Cautionary Statement
This release contains forward-looking statements, which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are generally preceded by words such as "plans," "expects," "believes," "anticipates" or "intends." Investors are cautioned that all forward-looking statements in this release involve risks and uncertainty that could cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations. Forward looking statements in this release include the risk that the current plans of computer manufacturers to offer PCs featuring the 750 MHz AMD Duron processor will change, that AMD will not be able to continue to produce increasingly higher frequency processors in the volume or mix that customers require, and more generally that AMD will not be able to sustain a leadership position in providing high volumes of high-frequency processors to the marketplace. We urge investors to review in detail the risks and uncertainties in the Company's filings with the United States Securities Exchange Commission.

- 30 - AMD, the AMD logo, AMD Athlon, AMD Duron, 3DNow! and combinations thereof, are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Other product names are for informational purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective companies.

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